As the days get longer and the times tougher it has become apparent that Donald Trump is sinking faster and faster into the swamp. His ignorance and selfishness have become more and more glaring, indisputable. To correct this daft, puerile behavior is difficult. We all experienced similar situations in dealing with our children when they were going through those difficult years between the ages of six and eleven.
Most things happen to prepare you for something else more significant that is going to happen down the road. That is a basic pattern of how life works. If you burn yourself on the stove…Cut yourself with a knife,,, These are little lessons readying you for The Big One.
About two years ago I started writing a series of connected pieces meant to describe the fall of Trump. Two years, that’s a long fall. Still, he’s far from fallen. People have to train themselves, try hard NOT to think or talk about him.
Let’s take a closer look at the everyday, commonplace, readily accepted for what it is, always quietly reliable toothpaste tube. It’s a modest achievement. Nobody ever hates their toothpaste tube; nope, it’s one of those things, like automobile tires, can openers and ball point pens that never get the attention and praise they deserve until they suddenly and surprisingly do not function the way they should. Every morning and every night toothpaste tubes remind us of our president’s dilemma.